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Dill Soda Crackers

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The perfect mid-day snack for you and your kids. Grant loved these delicious and suprisingly easy to make soda crackers. Go figure as to why they call them soda crackers but nonetheless they are GOOD! The first thing I go to when I am sick are saltines. The first thing my son asks for at dinner is saltines and the worst thing in my opinion is a stale saltine. So with that said, I decided to do away with store-bought saltines and just go ahead and make my own. That way I can regulate how much I make and make sure they are eaten before making more. No more stale crackers on my watch!

The recipe is adapted from the King Arthur website and I decided to add a Belleicious touch by using a pinch of dill , sea salt and white pepper instead of black. The dill gives the crackers a fun flavor for the kids but you could use more spices such a cayenne and paprika if you are making these strictly for adults.

Sometimes after I make things from scratch I wonder if it was worth my time. Should I have just picked up that box at the store but on this occasion the time and effort were definitely worth it when I took a bite out of this crispy, salty cracker. Cheers girls and make something fun this week that you wouldn’t normally make!

 

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Homemade Dill Soda Crackers

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups AP flour or cake flour ( cake flour works the best and that is what I used but AP flour will do the trick )

2 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp salt

1 TBSP dill

1 tsp white pepper

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1 1/2 tsp sugar

7 TBSP water (may need more water if using AP flour- just judge this as you go)

2 TBSP butter

2 TBSP vegetable oil

Directions:

Whisk together all the dry ingredients including the seasonings and set aside. Heat the butter, water and oil in a microwave safe bowl just until the butter is melted and then allow it to cool down ( just needs to be cool to the touch- approx 5 minutes)

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Beat at medium, then high speed for approx 2 minutes until the mixture resembles a soft dough. At this point if your dough isn’t coming together you can add a little water but just 1 tbsp at a time. The dough should be moist but not sticky and not crumbly.

Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover it, and refrigerate overnight, or for up to 18 hours. The more time it has in the refrigerator the more flavor the crackers will have.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and allow it to rest for about 15-20 minutes. Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough to a 3×5 rectangle then fold 3 times, then roll out again to a larger rectangle, fold three times and lastly roll the dough out in 1/2 inch thick 10×18 rectangle. Sprinkle with sea salt and cut into tiny squares. Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes until slightly browned.

**IMPORTANT*** Once the crackers are done baking, open the oven door and allow them to rest in the oven until the oven is completely cool. This will ensure that the crackers are nice and crispy.When the crackers are completely cool then you can take them out and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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12 Comments

  1. Same Sweet Girl

    Wow!!! Those look so professional and fantastic!! 🙂

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    12 . Jan . 2011
  2. anne

    oh wow those look delicious and so perfectly square! good job, anne

    12 . Jan . 2011
  3. Kelly

    You even make your own crackers?! You are amazing! I am doing a post on your beef stew today – it was so good!! 🙂

    12 . Jan . 2011
  4. SharleneT

    I love to make homemade crackers and this is the first recipe I’ve seen with SO many ingredients. They are a ‘must-try’ for me. So, how many crackers do you end up with from the one recipe? Recipe reminds me of artisan bread. Thank you, so much, for sharing. Come visit when you can.

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    12 . Jan . 2011
  5. Rachel

    These look way better than store bought! Yummy!

    12 . Jan . 2011
  6. Courtney

    Oh, what a great snack idea! I’m also loving the chicken fried steak recipe. Yum.

    12 . Jan . 2011
  7. Lindsay

    yum! these look so good! i haven’t attempted to make homemade crakers…but now you have inspired me. 🙂

    13 . Jan . 2011
  8. Kelli

    This is perfect for snack week at school. We alternate weeks in the classroom and I do not make the same thing but do try a healthy snack and this is perfect for it. I mean who doesnt like crackers? Thanks Again

    13 . Jan . 2011
  9. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Dill is one of my FAVORITE herbs!!!
    …hence, I *know these would taste wonderful. 🙂

    13 . Jan . 2011
  10. Khara

    You always come up with the most fun snacks

    15 . Jan . 2011
  11. Interview with Jessica Maher from Kitchenbellicious.com from The Orgasmic Chef

    […] for Whole Grain Cheese Crackers with Sea Salt and I get all weak in the knees.  Then there are her Dill Soda Crackers that make me want to be a cracker maker.  Don’t get me started on her homemade goldfish […]

    29 . Mar . 2012
  12. Liam

    This isn’t what you mentioned, but it is the eiesast recipe I know of and they taste awesome.1 large cucumber, sliced1 teaspoon salt1 onion, thinly sliced1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds1 cup white sugar1/2 cup distilled white vinegar1/4 teaspoon celery seed1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric In a medium microwave safe bowl, mix cucumber, salt, onion, mustard seeds, white sugar, distilled white vinegar, celery seed and turmeric.Microwave on high 7 to 8 minutes, stirring twice, until cucumbers are tender and onion is translucent.Transfer to sterile containers. Seal and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

    25 . Nov . 2012

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